One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘In summer I take home armfuls of wild flowers, filling the house with the scent of Lomond, and in Autumn I collect panfuls of fresh Chanterelle mushrooms and fry them up in olive oil for breakfast.’
- ‘You could also put a large panful of boiling salted water on to simmer gently so that it will come to the boil quickly at half-time.’
- ‘The best way to get them out without hurting them is to put a panful of ammonia into the fireplace.’
- ‘The flowers are also used to flavour cooked fruit and jam, which is achieved by stirring the panful with a spray of flowers until the flavour is judged strong enough.’
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